CONSERVIAN'S BAHAMAS EXPEDITION STAFF
Chief Expedition Officer,
Founder of Conservian and its Coastal Bird Conservation program Margo Zdravkovic has designed and overseen all field projects since the CBC program's 2003 inception.
Margo's work includes publication of the Wilson's Plover Range-Wide Species Conservation Plan (2013), produced for the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. She is currently authoring a U.S. Gulf Coast Beach-Nesting Bird Assessment and Management Guidelines for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Margo will lead Conservian Bahamas Expedition participants in shorebird surveys, monitoring, and implementation of of shorebird protective measures as well as working with the Expedition team on invasive pine removal.
Scott Hecker, Conservian board member and co-founder, earned a Master of Science degree in Belize. He serves as environmental and shorebird consultant for organizations including Conservian and the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC).
Scott led Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Piping Plover recovery efforts, resulting in the threatened species'
state population increasing from 126 pairs in 1987 to 530 pairs by 2002. He
subsequently served as Director of National Audubon’s Coastal Bird Conservation program and currently works with ICFC to manage and develop the organization’s shorebird conservation efforts.